Since the beginning of the year I have been using Seventh Generation laundry detergent. I really like using it but I am about to be out of it, so I decided to make a new batch of homemade laundry detergent. Making homemade laundry detergent is always fun for me but it can also be a bit tedious grating and mixing everything together. I made this new batch a little different.
As an added bonus, I am showing you two new money saving techniques to making your own laundry detergent. Thanks to One Good Thing by Jillee, who had this on her blog in January, we are making our own washing soda and fabric softener crystals. I generally spend about $3.00 for my washing soda and between $5-6 for my fabric softener crystals. It just depends on the brand of crystals. We are making our own today using 2 simple ingredients that you may already have in your home!
So, Let’s get to it!
Here is what you need:
Homemade Washing Soda
1 box or bag of baking soda.
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a metal baking pan, pour a thick layer of baking soda. Let baking soda bake for an hour.
Store the washing soda in an air tight container.
Fabric Softener Crystals
1 bag of Epsom Salt
Essential oils of choice
Instructions: In a container add the Epsom salt. Add essential oils of choice.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder
1/2 bar of Laundry Soap Bar of choice
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of washing Soda
1/2 cup of bleach alternative (optional)
Instructions: Shred laundry soap bar by hand or in a food processor. In an air tight container add the shredded laundry soap bar, borax, washing soda, and bleach alternative. Shake container to mix the ingredients well.
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